California's Railroad to the U.S. 1861 - 1996

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Southern Pacific U28B

7025 - 7028

4 units delivered

0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 7025 7026 7027 7028 0000

Four U28B's from GE demonstrated on the SP (in SP paint) in 1966. SP purchased the units one month later.

These were U28B's in U25B carbodies except for split front cab windows, as well the U28B's have a ratchet handbrake as against a brakewheel on the U25B's.

California was their usual home, generally around West Colton.

Stewart has made a HO Scale model of the U25B that requires minimal modifications.

The Athearn U28B can't be used, as SP's U28B's weren't...


  • Model Railroader, Sept, '71, Page 44, - has a set of plans for the U25B.
  • Railroad Model Craftsman, Jul, '87 Page 74. - also has a set of plans and history for the U25B. Plus a photo of SP 7514 a Phase IIa.
  • Extra 2200 South Jan/Feb/Mar 1977 Issue 59 - SP Roster Part VI
  • Southern Pacific Review 1978-79 by Joe Strapac.
  • Southern Pacific Historic Diesels, Volume 5, GE U Series Locomotives - by Joe Strapac.

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